Issue details

Winter Commissioning 2021-2022 Award of Contract(s)

The Council is developing plans to respond to seasonal pressures for the period between October 2021 and March 2022 in consultation and partnership with our NHS partners. The seasonal pressure plan will potentially include the commissioning of both Care and Support at Home and residential based service provision as well as other services that support hospital discharge or enable people to remain independent at home.


The health and social care system face increased pressures during this period, particularly in the winter months that place increased demands on services. This year this is likely to be exacerbated by continued pressures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Seasonal pressure plans are designed to ensure discharges from hospital, avoid admission to hospital or increase the flow across health and social care and access to services during pressured periods.


Following the decision made by the Cabinet Member for Adult Services on the agreement of the Health and Social Care Seasonal Pressures Plan 2021/22 and commencement of procurement, the Executive Director, Adults and Health will be asked to approve the award of contract(s).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2021

Decision due: November 2021 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex, Tel: 033 022 23748.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050


Background papers

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